What Does A Witness Say Before They Take The Stand In A Courtroom? Tomei has taken an oath of office nine times in her political career, but never taken the oath on the Bible or said "so help me God." Would You Trust A Politician Who Is Not Willing To Take Her Oath of Office Without Placing Her Hand On The Bible? She often invites poets, singers and non-religious speakers to give the opening invocation of House floor sessions. Towards the end of the 2013 session, Tomei gave the invocation by leading a singalong of "You Are My Sunshine."ï»¿ The PAC selected Tomei based on her voting record, answers to a questionnaire and personal relationships some in the organization have with Tomei, he said. "She’s been a longtime advocate about the issues we care about, so we thought it’d be a good fit to make her one of our first endorsements," McNeill said.